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Australian Bank Notes Are The Best In The World

“Proof that Australian bank notes are the best in the world because they are sized according to a log scale. Also, they are water-proof. I compare Australian, Canadian, UK and USA bank notes in an unbiased competition to see which is … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day

October 13th is Ada Lovelace Day. This day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Why does this day matter though? Suzi Gage explains it over at The Guardian. It’s all about … Continue reading

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Obama, Visibly Upset, Responds To Oregon Shooting

This speech by Obama is heartbreaking, infuriating, and excellent. You can really tell how angry and infuriated he is at the current state of gun violence and gun laws in the US, and how powerless he is to change it … Continue reading

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2015 Perseids Meteor Shower

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak from tonight onwards. For more information on the Perseids, check out the following articles: BBC. The Guardian. Earth Sky. Despite it being near optimal conditions to view … Continue reading

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How Do You Pronounce Scone?

Ah, scones. Delicious little cakes, perfect with tea, and so utterly British. But how exactly is the word pronounced? Is it pronounced to rhyme with “cone”, or with “con”? Oxford Dictionaries Blog conducted a survey to find out, and the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #13 – Maps

From the stars of last week’s Throwback Thursday, to the geography of Earth, and the many maps that can explain it. Maps are fascinating. No, really, they are. And some maps are more fascinating than others. Join me as we … Continue reading

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UK 24

“Following the success of our two data visualisations – Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies – we’ve taken a lot of time to think about where to go next – it’s been a typical case of ‘difficult second album syndrome’. … Continue reading

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